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TheJuniorVarsityNovice
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The minimum legal age of marriage in the USA ought to be raised.

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Started: 12/30/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheJuniorVarsityNovice

Pro

Thesis
The plan of contention is "Resolved: The minimum legal age of marriage in the United States of America ought to be raised to 21 years old."

I will argue that Congress should pass a law requiring that the absolute minimum age of marriage be 21 year old. Of course, any existing laws which mandate or allow marriage under the age of 21 will be eliminated and made legally null.

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United States of America: The federalist entity consisting of three governing branches (legislative, executive and judicial), located in geographic North America and outlined in "The Constitution of United States of America" (1789) .

Ought: Denoting a moral or ethical obligation,


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picsbad

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I accept the challenge.
Debate Round No. 1
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

Pro

TheJuniorVarsityNovice forfeited this round.
picsbad

Con

Pro forfeited so he did not meet the burden of proof that he acknowledged would be on him.
Debate Round No. 2
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

Pro

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picsbad

Con

Extend that the debate was forfeited by my opponent.
Debate Round No. 3
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

Pro

TheJuniorVarsityNovice forfeited this round.
picsbad

Con

My opponent conceded this round. Extend.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by FaustianJustice 11 months ago
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TheJuniorVarsityNovicepicsbad
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